A stifling thriller. A noir novel that takes an uncompromising look at the abuse of children, left to their own devices in a society that no longer knows how to take care of them.
Who throws its emerald reflections under the sun when the inspector pulls it intact out of the little girl’s ear canal. The little girl whose desiccated corpse has just been found in the brush of a poorly maintained garden in the middle of buildings.
The police had been looking for her for three years.
A suspect is quickly apprehended, Da-in, a teenager, a newspaper delivery boy who raises thousands of insects in the slum where he lives with a friend, also a street child, who has been abandoned. Da-in would be a repeat offender, he would have killed his mother and sister and would have already used the bodies to raise his little scavenging companions.
So, is this beetle the macabre signature of a psychopathic kid? If everyone seems to think so, one person can’t believe it: the mother of the murdered little girl. Who will follow the bugs’ path to the truth.